Jiří Heřman’s Edgy and Grand Libuše Celebrates 100 Years of Czech Statehood

31/10/2018

Smetana, Libuše: Soloists, National Theatre Brno Chorus and Orchestra / Robert Kružík (conductor), Brno Exhibition Centre – Pavilion P, Brno, 28.10.2018. (RP)

Czech Presidents T. G. Masaryk and Václav Havel in Smetana’s Libuše
© National Theatre Brno

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Joyce DiDonato Rises to Astounding Vocal and Dramatic Heights in Les Troyens

30/10/2018

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, 26.10.2018. (RP)

Brandon Jovanovich (Enée) & Joyce DiDonato (Didon) © Michael Pöhn/Wiener Staatsoper

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The Wild West comes to Wexford

30/10/2018

Wexford Festival Opera [4] – Puccini, La fanciulla del West:  Cast of Wexford Festival Opera / Giorgio D’Alonzo (music director). Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, 23.10.2018. (RB)

Elisabetta Farris (Minnie) & Craig Irvin (Rance) (c) Malone Carty

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John Lundgren’s Conflicted Wotan is the Highlight of Keith Warner’s Die Walküre

29/10/2018

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano. Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.10.2018. (JPr)

Sarah Connolly (Fricka) & John Lundgren (Wotan) (c) Bill Cooper

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Westbroeck and Kaufmann Bring Real Gold to Them Thar Hills in Met’s La fanciulla del West

28/10/2018

Puccini, La fanciulla del West: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 20.10.2018. (JPr)

Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) & Jonas Kaufmann (Johnson) (c) Ken Howard/The Met

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The Beauty, Magic and Mystery of Rusalka Enhanced Through Film

28/10/2018

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Dancers of the Olga Kyndlová Ballet School and Pueri Gaudentes, Chorus and Orchestra of The National Theatre / Jiří Štrunc (conductor), The Music Theatre Karlín, Prague, 22.10.2018. (RP)

Karlin Musical Theatre © National Theatre Prague

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The Tales of Hoffmann is Welcomed Back to Helsinski

27/10/2018

 Offenbach, Les contes d’HoffmannSoloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Patrick Fournillier (conductor) Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 19.10.2018. (GF)

Les contes d’Hoffmann ©Heikki Tuuli/FNO

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A Resonant and Powerful Interpretation of Dusapin’s Fascinating Passion

26/10/2018

Pascal Dusapin, Passion: Soloists, Exaudi (off-stage chorus), Sound InterMedia, London Sinfonietta / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor). Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 23.10.2018. (GPu)

Jennifer France (Her) and dancers © Clive Barda

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